A Mt. Washington engagement session with furry friends?! Gimme gimme.
My love for dogs is so outrageous. I'm literally the person that avoids people at parties and instead just plays with the dog. I once cut a date night short because I missed my dog. True story. But I'm so happy that there are other people in this world who share my affinity for our four legged friends. People like Kelsey and Trey.
Being huge dog lovers themselves, Kelsey and Trey knew they wanted to incorporate their pooches into their engagement photos. So the bride and groom, their dogs, Tucker and Izzy, and their photographer, Steven Dray, took in the landscape of Mt. Washington. Not only is it the neighborhood where the couple had their first date, but it's also where they currently live. So it seemed only natural to capture these special photos there. This little “family of four” had quite the adorable e-session full of puppy kisses, wet noses, and wagging tails. Simple, sweet, and showing off two things they love the most – the dogs and their city – Kelsey and Trey's engagement pics are too cute for words. Tucker and Izzy may or may not have had a lot to do with that.
JK, Kelsey and Trey! You're the real stars of this show! But if Tucker and Izzy will be present at your June 11th nuptials, you might have some real competition. 😉
From the bride…
When and how did you two meet?
At work…I was his boss! Trey had just moved here from West Virginia. I had recently started working running a fundraising campaign office in Pittsburgh. His best friend, Lex, was one of my colleagues. Lex helped Trey find a job…and the rest is history! He started working in our office and we started dating shortly after. Last summer, we celebrated our third anniversary.
Juicy details on the proposal, please! Where, when, how?
When Trey was getting ready to propose, he had just started a new job and had been traveling for about five months. So we hadn't been able to spend more than a few days at a time together. We found out that Trey was going to be working out of Pittsburgh for an entire week and we were so excited! We made lots of plans and were looking forward to being able to spend more than 48 hours together.
While I was at work on Monday, Trey got a phone call. There had been a change of plans and Trey had to leave first thing the next morning for St. Louis. Trey was so upset. Little did I know, he had made plans to propose later that week by taking me to a restaurant on Mt. Washington, where we had our first date. Not knowing what to do, Trey grabbed the ring, put it in his pocket, and left to pick me up from work.
When Trey picked me up, he broke the news that he had to leave the next morning. During the drive home, we were both visibly upset, talking about how much it sucked and how unfair it was. When we pulled up to the driveway, I could tell that Trey was just as upset as I was, and I felt badly. So I started being silly, trying to cheer him up. All of a sudden, Trey got a big grin on his face, said that he didn't want to let such terrible news ruin our night, and pulled out the ring! I could not have been more surprised! Of course, I said yes, and we spent our last night together celebrating the fact that we would have the rest of our lives to spend with each other.
Describe the engagement session.
For our engagement pictures, we definitely wanted to incorporate our dogs, Tucker and Izzy. We are huge dog people, and our dogs are our family! They were a tad uncooperative (Tucker, the golden retriever, even managed to wrangle out of his collar at one point!). But our photographer, Steven Dray, was great. Our first date was on Mt. Washington and that's where we live now, so taking the photos up there felt natural. Plus, we're both from out of state, so we wanted to show off the city to all our friends and family.